Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Recumbent What IS that thing?! Recumbents may be odd looking, but they have many advantages over a "wedgie" bicycle. Discuss the in's and out's recumbent lifestyle in the recumbent forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-06-06, 04:26 PM   #1
dbg
Si Senior
Thread Starter
 
dbg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Naperville, Illinois
Bikes: Too Numerous (not)
Posts: 2,632
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
mangeld hand with chainsaw - can still ride a bent

Well I may have exagerated it a bit. 5 stitches in my left forefinger and some unstitchable flesh torn on the thumb. I tried riding the upright and it was tearing up the bandages and stitches. Got on the bent and cruised no problem. I'm still glad I have this thing.
dbg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-06, 05:26 PM   #2
Olebiker
Resident Old Fart
 
Olebiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Bikes: Douglas Precision Ti
Posts: 1,299
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ah the joys of tools. I was building something for my grandson and the drillpress grabbed the wood I was drilling. The wood spun around and whacked me on the thumb. I lost the nail yesterday. Ugggly!
__________________
Wag more, bark less
Olebiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-06, 08:27 PM   #3
Dr.Deltron
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dbg
Well I may have exagerated it a bit. 5 stitches in my left forefinger and some unstitchable flesh torn on the thumb. I tried riding the upright and it was tearing up the bandages and stitches. Got on the bent and cruised no problem. I'm still glad I have this thing.
Heck, I mangled my hand WHILE RIDING MY BENT!!

What's that saying?.....S**T happens!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 009.jpg (97.5 KB, 20 views)
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-06, 09:45 PM   #4
Rogerinchrist
Senior Member
 
Rogerinchrist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Plymouth,WI
Bikes: TREK-520 & 830
Posts: 724
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dbg
Well I may have exagerated it a bit. 5 stitches in my left forefinger and some unstitchable flesh torn on the thumb. I tried riding the upright and it was tearing up the bandages and stitches. Got on the bent and cruised no problem. I'm still glad I have this thing.

As long as nobody is refering to you now as "Lefty"...............
Rogerinchrist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-06, 03:45 PM   #5
JanMM
rebmeM roineS
 
JanMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In Central IN
Bikes: RANS V3, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
Posts: 13,526
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)
Reinforces that I shouldn't get myself a chainsaw.
JanMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-06, 06:30 AM   #6
BlazingPedals
Senior Member
 
BlazingPedals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent
Posts: 9,093
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 158 Post(s)
The worstest thing I did to meeself was when I was drilling out a bit of stainless steel. The drill bit broke and the drill bounced, coming to rest centered on my left thumbnail. Drilled a 1/8" hole, about that deep too.

Aren't power tools great?
BlazingPedals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-06, 07:27 AM   #7
Wheelchairman
Bendigo Youth Racing
 
Wheelchairman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.
Bikes:
Posts: 264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlazingPedals
The worstest thing I did to meeself was when I was drilling out a bit of stainless steel. The drill bit broke and the drill bounced, coming to rest centered on my left thumbnail. Drilled a 1/8" hole, about that deep too.

Aren't power tools great?
Ouch . I havent had much run-ins with power tools, but once I was using a handgrinder, with no shirt on, but safety googles on, and the disc disintergrated and a slab of the disc slapped me in the stomach. It hurt alot
Wheelchairman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-06, 07:56 AM   #8
dbg
Si Senior
Thread Starter
 
dbg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Naperville, Illinois
Bikes: Too Numerous (not)
Posts: 2,632
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
When I justify my current hobby to folks (bicycles) I describe one of the benefits as "no power tools involved at all". Heck, here is my standard plug:

You get to work with your hands. There are fun and challenging mechanical issues and puzzles with gears and *****. It's all hand tools -- no power tools at all. You get to go for rides on cool machines. When you're done with a project, you have wonderful little transportation device that can take you to the store, or the train station. It gets you outdoors into wonderful scenery. It gives you great exercise that is so much fun you hardly even notice the effort. You're saving the world in small increments by not emiting harmful exhaust gases. And you become healthier in both mind and body.
dbg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-06, 11:50 AM   #9
signet
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
attatched thumbnails?

I think the pic with the words 'attatched thumbnails' above it is appropos... Reminds me of a joke: " Doc, after my hand heals, will I be able to ride a recumbent?..." "Why sure..." "Thats funny... I couldn't ride one before..."
signet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-06, 07:02 PM   #10
Dr.Deltron
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by signet
I think the pic with the words 'attatched thumbnails' above it is appropos...
Now THAAAAT'S funny!
Thanks for pointing that out. (my hand BTW)
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:41 AM.